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The New Zero


  • When Jason Kehl FA’d his ultra-modern v13 test piece, “The New Zero,” in Southern Illinois, it marked a new level for Jason and a new benchmark for technical climbing.

    Inspired by this commitment to pushing boundaries, The New Zero was born. A new performance benchmark for So iLL shoes and for your climbing.

    The New Zero boasts the performance of a sensitive slipper with the stability of a strapped shoe. One of the most soft/high performing shoes in our line. The New Zero performs on steep overhanging bouldering as well as the smallest of smears. Designed for advanced and elite climbers, The New Zero allows for full sensitivity to nuanced footholds and technical bouldering demands.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 115 reviews
first climbing shoe

Incredibly happy with this. Went a full size up from my street size, ended up with a fit perfect for gym sessions. Comfy upper, super sticky, good mix of feel and protection.

Richard Horres
Lived up to the hype

Not broken in but already feel more comfortable then my broken in VS's. I'm pretty wide footed so these seem to work a lot better. Not crazy aggressive but perfect for me, felt pretty comfortable on slab.

Sizing Chart Wasn’t Perfect, shoe comes close though

I went with .5 size up from my shoe size and my toes HURT breaking them in. After a few hours the rubber stretched a bit.

Such soft and sticky rubber, very much worth the price point if you can get the sizing right. Can’t speak for how well they hold up overtime (strap, shape and rubber durability). Really happy with the performance and style so far.

Great Starter/Intro Climbing Shoe w/ downturn

Ordered this shoe as my first climbing shoe. Couldve gone a half size down from the recommended size once the rubber had been broken in. Great beginner shoe. Feels like I can stick onto the wall better than some of my friends climbing with different branded shoes.

On my 3rd pair

These bad boys do it all. Street size for crushing boulders in the gym. Full size up for somehow handling granite slab, techy sport routes and roofs. Size in between for best of both worlds s. Super comfy and feel better the longer worn in the gym. Rubber starting to go after 2 years but I will continue to ride these until the wheels fall off.


  • So iLL athlete Toshi Takeuchi climbs in the So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe
  • So iLL athlete Toshi Takeuchi climbs in the So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe
  • So iLL athlete Claire Bukowski climbs in the So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe
So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe outer profile
So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe top profile

Perfectly Soft

The synthetic vegan upper fits like a slipper, and the fabric is normally used on the inside of durable work boots in the footwear industry. For a shoe at this level, it is incredibly comfortable. The thread we use for the upper is specially made in the southeast as one of the softest threads in the world, and cannot be felt in the toe box. This shoe is sensitive and every detail matters when performing at a high level.

No Hot Spots

The toe rubber meets the rand by butting up together, with no overlapping. This is incredibly hard to do in production and provides no hot spots.

So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe bottom profile
So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe inner profile

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